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Thought for the week – Introspection
Introspection involves examining one’s own thoughts, feelings and sensations in order to gain insight. Setting aside a small portion of your day for self- examination can be a lot more helpful than you might expect.
It allows you to notice negative patterns in your life
Maybe you keep crawling back to that toxic relationship, convincing yourself that through all of the frustration and inconsistency, the person will eventually change. Introspection allows you to recognize these patterns, and how and why they have a detrimental effect on your emotions and outlook. From there, you can consider alternate approaches to these situations and eventually, move away from the stressors altogether.
It prevents you from worrying about things out of your control
A traffic jam, a boss who never considers your opinion, a torrential downpour especially when you had planned a weekend away. No matter how many times we’ve been told not to stress about what we can’t change, we do it anyway. Introspection allows us to eventually detach from these aspects over which we have no influence, and instead, direct our energy toward things we can absolutely improve on ourselves.
It helps you face your fears
We all want to be that person who can dive into any challenge headfirst and come out successful. But, let’s face it: We’re all afraid of something. Whether it’s rejection, failure or something else entirely, introspection allows you to admit your fears to yourself and eventually learn the best way to handle them. This can be a trial-and-error process, but simply recognizing what scares you is a great starting point.
It allows you to clearly define happiness on your own terms
When are you most happy? Who do you most enjoy spending time with? What accomplishments are you most proud of and why? These questions may seem cliché but they hold a lot of value. By recognizing the positive events in your life, you can apply your knowledge to future goals and ventures.
It allows you to make decisions based on your conscience
Make choices based on what you truly believe, without letting other people’s input sway you. While it’s okay to ask for others’ advice and feedback, ultimately, trust your gut, it won’t fail you.
You will finally get different results
By becoming more self-aware, we are able to have a better understanding of what we truly want in life. Naturally, this involves making changes. Of course, nobody likes change. It’s uncomfortable and scary, and we seek comfort in what we know. That is why it is critical to consider is it worthwhile to take as little as five minutes out of your day for introspection in exchange for an increased chance of happiness?
Your job therefore, is always an inside one. To change your world, all you have to do is change the way you feel inside. How easy is that? Bio Energy supports you in being introspective, as while having a Bio Energy session it allows you the time to ‘just be’.